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Senior Director, Federal Tax (Partnerships)

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Location: Washington DC, DC, United States
Date Posted: May 1, 2023

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Description

A&M is a group of entrepreneurial, action and results-oriented professionals who take a hands-on approach to solving our clients' problems and assisting them in reaching their potential. Our culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M's core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are why our people love working at A&M.  

We provide tax, turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement, and corporate advisory services. Our tax practice is unique in that we offer the opportunity to work without audit conflict and truly act a trusted business advisor. We provide our teams with opportunities and support to develop and cultivate careers that are most meaningful to them and reward them based on their achievements. 

One of the largest pillars in our Tax practice is our Federal Tax team who have a deep specialization in tax consulting and compliance services for pass through entities (partnerships, S corps). In many cases, our Tax professionals manage day-to-day client service relationships, and as such, serve as the gateway to a variety of specialized tax services that help to improve compliance with taxing entities, while maintaining each client's overall tax risk profile. Due to our tremendous growth we're seeking a Senior Director to join our team. 

What Will You Be Doing? 

As a Senior Director within Federal Tax you will: 

  • Lead the tax compliance process for partners estimates, extensions and annual compliance filings for pass through entities 

  • Lead tax-planning for pass through clients and advise clients on tax implications of their business objectives 

  • Participate in tax-planning for pass through clients and advise clients on tax implications of their business objectives 

  • Lead special projects in specific technical areas such as tax basis balance sheets, capital account maintenance, tax distribution calculations, and structuring opportunities 

  • Establish long term consultative relationships with clients by understanding their business, their unique circumstances, offering proactive support, and timely execution of projects  

  • Build, manage, direct and monitor multiple client engagements teams while maintaining active communication with clients in an effort to manage expectations and help ensure client satisfaction 

  • Manage risk, staffing and financial performance for multiple engagements at once including billing, collections, profitability and project budgets 

  • Provide supportive leadership by providing development and career guidance through mentoring and performance feedback to your team. You will drive your team to stay up to date in tax law changes and apply the most current and innovative tax practices in order to create and sustain a respected reputation in the market 

  • Champion diversity, equity and inclusion across all aspects of the practice 

  • Build relationships across Tax and the rest of A&M. Develop a deep understanding of the areas of expertise across the firm in order to present clients with opportunities for additional support 

  • Actively pursue business development opportunities and prioritize where and how to source new relationships 

  • Regularly meets with contacts to discuss broad business issues and provide insight regarding how Tax and A&M can help address their critical business issues   

How will you grow and be supported? 

At A&M, we know our people drive our growth, and we're focused on providing an employee experience that supports professional and personal development. We provide our team with a robust performance development process which encourages continuous learning and development that rewards you for your contributions. We have the best technical and formalized on-the-job training and offer endless opportunities for professionals to acquire new skills. We also prioritize your well-being and provide personal tools and resources to support you through your personal journey. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. Our Tax professionals consistently share their favorite attributes of A&M are the growth opportunities, our unique, entrepreneurial culture and of course, the fun we have together. The possibilities are endless for high performing and passionate tax professionals. Click to learn more about why A&M is a great place work. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting  

  • 5 + years’ experience in partnerships with demonstrated ability to resolve complex technical issues. 8 + years of tax experience overall  

  • 4+ years’ experience managing teams and engagements 

  • Licensed CPA 

  • Experience with all Microsoft Office products (with an emphasis on Excel) 

  • Experience with GoSystems, OneSource, and research software preferred 

  • Passion for mentoring, coaching and developing teams 

  • Prior proven experience leading others while managing risk, staffing and financial performance for multiple engagements at once including billing, collections and project budgets 

  • Proven experience working as trusted advisor to clients with a demonstrated ability to help clients understand and interpret analysis, deliverables and recommendations 

  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with the ability to establish credibility and influence clients 

  • Self-motivated with a high degree of intellectual curiosity. Strong desire to learn and grow. Actively identifies trends and new ideas for enhancing solutions and approaches, particularly with technology  

  • Demonstrated ability to run large complex engagements while overseeing multiple teams and ensuring excellence 

 

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Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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